College of Communication and the Arts

2014 Summer Music Workshops and Special Course Offerings

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Got plans this summer? The University of Toledo Department of Music is offering 8 incredible music workshops this summer! Some are geared toward students - from middle school through college, others are for music educators.  From Jazz to Classical, from strings to flute to voice - there is literally something for just about everyone. Look below for details & deadlines and start planning your amazing summer now!


Faculty: Gunnar Mossblad, Director & saxophone
Vic Juris - Guitar; Tad Weed - Jazz Piano; Norm Damschroder - Bass;
Dr. Olman Piedra - Percussion
Ages: 12 & up
Tracks: Vocal, Instrumental, Teacher-Training, Jazz Appreciation
Description: The UT Summer Jazz Institute is the place where ALL levels of jazz students can discover and achieve their jazz potential through the study of jazz in one of four exceptional programs: instrumental jazz, vocal jazz, teacher training* and jazz appreciation.
*The teacher training track is flexible to your time and needs. It provides enough contact hours for 1-3 hours of Continuing Education. Please check with your school district for its continuing education policies and forms.
To register & learn more, visit:
DEADLINES: Register by JUNE 2 or a $25 late fee will apply.
All remaining tuition and fees due by JUNE 13 or you cannot participate.

Pay your Summer Jazz Institute Fees & Housing Online - pay all or in part!

MARDI SOIRS FOR STRINGS WORKSHOP | TUESDAY EVENINGS - JUNE 24, JULY 1, 8, 15 & 22Mardi Soirs i.e. Tuesday Evenings for Strings is taught by Cecilia Johnson

Faculty: Cecilia Johnson, Director 
Ages: 18 and up
Tracks: Adult Amateur Musician
Description: Mardi Soirs (Tuesday evenings) for Strings meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This strings workshop (violin, viola, cello or bass) is for the adult amateur musician who is looking for a fun music experience that will keep playing skills sharp over the summer plus provide an opportunity for concert performance. We know that attending every week is a tough commitment over the summer, so we ask that you attend at least three of the five sessions, with one of those being the final session on July 22, which is the concert performance.
Fee Options: $120 (all 5 sessions), $100 (4 sessions), $75 (3 sessions)
To register and learn more, visit: Mardi Soirs registration web page or download the registration form to mail in your registration
DEADLINE: JUNE 13 is the deadline for all registration and payment

FLUTE CAMP WITH JOEL TSE  |  JULY 7-11, 2014Flute Camp is led by Joel Tse, principal flute for the Toledo Symphony

Faculty: Joel Tse, Principal Flute with Toledo Symphony, UT Flute Instructor
Class pianist - Dr. Michael Boyd (UT Professor of Piano), Rhythm - Olman Piedra (UT Director of Percussion Studies)
Ages: 12 and up
Tracks: Performance 
Description: Joel Tse, principal flute for the Toledo Symphony and flute instructor for the University of Toledo heads this amazing, intense workshop in flute. Students are trained in breathing, technique, and rhythm, as well as provided master class coaching. A concert performed by the students concludes the workshop on Friday.
Cost: $300 for the week or $65 per day (Register for the week or just some of the days) UT STUDENTS: ATTEND THE WEEK FOR 1/2 PRICE! (Must provide Rocket #)
To register and learn more, visit:  Register for this workshop  or download the event flyer
DEADLINES: Register by: Friday, JULY 4, 2014  Payment Due: Monday, JULY 7


Already registered for this workshop? Pay your fees here (whole or part)

SUMMER SINGS! Music of the Masters | JULY 15, 22 & 29Summer Sings is led by UT Choral Activities Director, Dr. Stephen Hodge

Faculty: Dr. Stephen Hodge 
Ages: Adults 18+
Tracks: Performance
Description: Summer Sings "Music of the Masters" is a program sponsored that serves to promote choral masterworks through voice on experience.  On three successive Tuesday evenings, a reputable conductor will instruct choral singers in a fun-filled study session of a major choral gem (this year - Jesu, meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mozart’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah) culminating in a straight run-through performance. Collegiality is the name of the game.  Lots of laughter, lots of passion and beautiful singing packed into two hours comprises each evening.  Your registration cost provides use of music, refreshments, ample free parking and professional leadership via baton and keyboard. 
Cost: $25 for all 3 sessions, or $9 per session (music is provided)
To register and learn more, visit: The Summer Sings! Registration Site or download the form to mail in your registration & payment
DEADLINE: July 1 to register and receive the $25/$9 rate. For registrations received after July 1, all 3 workshops together will be $27 and sessions purchased separately will be $10 each. Payment is due by the date of the session registered for.

Pay your Summer Sings fees

2014 WORKSHOPS FOR MUSIC EDUCATORSUT is offering 3 Music Educator workshops, 15 contact hours per workshop

Have these hit YOUR state? – "Race to the Top," "the Core Curriculum," "Teacher Portfolio Assessments (TPA)," "Student Learning Objectives" – then these workshops are for you! 

Faculty: Dr. Pamela Stover, Music Education
Dr. Pamela Stover is your clinician and host at the University of Toledo. Dr. Stover holds the Orff Mastery Certificate from the University of St. Thomas, has studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and does historical research about the Orff-Schulwerk at the Orff Zentrum in Munich. She has presented teaching clinics and research throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland and Australia.
Ages: Music educators of all levels, early childhood/elementary teachers, undergraduate education and music education majors
Education Benefit: 15 contact hours certified for each workshop
Description: Three fun hands-on workshops at the University of Toledo for the summer of 2014 that can help you keep the Orff-Schulwerk and music at the CORE of your curriculum, while meeting the newest standards and procedures.
Extra Fun: Excursions to the world-famous Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion and Tony Packos restaurant (Klinger’s favorite from M*A*S*H), etc. are available.
Registration Deadlines/Costs:
Register as early as possible, even if you will pay later! 

  • Early Bird Registration: June 2
    • Save $100 when you register for all 3 - just $350
    • Save on individual workshops too, just $125 each
  • Regular Registration: June 2-16
    • $450 to register for all 3
    • $150 per workshop 
  • Late Registration: After June 16
    • $525 to register for all 3
    • $175 per workshop

Already registered for this workshop and need to pay your fees? Pay fees here
(Must have registered by June 2, 2014 to get the early bird rate, and by June 16 for the regular rate. Registrations received after the June 16 deadline are subject to the late registration rate.)

HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATORS CHORAL READING SESSION | AUGUST 9High School and Music Educators Choral Reading Workshop provide 7 contact hours

Faculty: Dr. Stephen Hodge 
Who Should Attend: High school and middle school vocal music instructors, college music majors intending to teach, church choral/music directors
Description: This choral music reading session will feature music drawn from the Ohio Music Education Association Select List. A greater number of selections will be included which would be worthy of performance at Large Group Events and on school concerts for the general public. As approximately one third of the titles will be sacred, church choir directors may also find this reading session worth attending. Fee includes 60 quality octavo editions, a professional accompanist and director, refreshments and more.
Cost: Early Bird Registration - $40 (register by June 23); Regular Registration - $45 (if you register by July 2)
Late Registration - $50 (for registrations after July 2) REGISTER TODAY, PAY LATER - payment due by August 9.
To register and learn more, visitChoral Reading Registration Site or download the form to mail in your registration & payment 

Pay your Choral Reading Workshop fee

FORMS: Permission for Minors to Participate/Consent for Medical Treatment (This form is required for anyone younger than 18. Please download, print and have your parent or legal guardian sign it. It can be mailed in advance or brought with you on the first day of the workshop.)

Last Updated: 3/23/15